Closed petition Allow people to build low impact and sustainable homes more easily in England
Update planning laws to allow for environmentally friendly, low impact and sustainable homes to be built in England more easily, thus letting people live with less impact on the environment. This has been done with the one planet development policy in Wales and the crofting legislation in Scotland.
The current housing crisis and worsening climate crisis are both problems facing us currently. The movement for low impact and sustainable dwellings, like those allowed by the Welsh one planet development policy and Scottish Crofting Commission are helping to reduce both of these issues. The current, outdated legislation in England makes it difficult to build low impact dwellings with sustainable materials, ultimately resulting in environmental damage and a potentiation of the housing crisis.
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Report on the future of the planning system in England published
A cross-party group of MPs called the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee have published a report on the future of the planning system in England, which considers a number of issues related to this petition.
Read the full report here: https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/6180/documents/68915/default/
The report considers the Government’s proposed reforms to the planning system announced in August 2020, and considers how well the proposed reforms would support the Government’s wider building strategy, including its target to build 300,000 new homes a year, as well as ensuring high quality construction that is fit for purpose. The report also examines how well the new proposals protect existing buildings or localities, and provide mechanisms for local engagement in the planning system.
Find out more about the Committee's inquiry into the future of the planning system in England: https://committees.parliament.uk/work/634/the-future-of-the-planning-system-in-england/
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What is the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee?
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